Through the SUDS Opportunities Program, undergraduate students, who are interested in exploring data science as a career path have an exciting opportunity to engage in hands-on research led by Data Sciences Institute member faculty and scientists across the three campuses.
The SUDS Opportunities Program is an ideal way to get involved in a high-quality and enriching data science opportunity and to experience applications of data science methods and tools in a range of application areas.
The DSI is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Expand the sections below to learn more about eligibility and how to apply for a SUDS summer opportunity!
Students interested in applying to posted opportunities are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as we receive a high volume of applications, and positions are filled quickly.
As part of the application process, you will need to upload your resume/CV, unofficial transcript, and the name and contact info for your academic reference.
We will hold an info session in early January, as well, for any questions.
Applications are submitted via the DSI Good Grants application portal.
Register an account and select “Start Application” for “SUDS Student Opportunity Program”.
The application is divided into tabs; each tab includes a set of instructions and fields to fill out. These instructions are also highlighted below.
Applicants will need to complete the following fields.
Tab 1: Start Here
Tab 2: Application Information
Enter your information as the form requested:
Tab 3: Statement of Intent
Tab 4: Supporting Documentation
Tab 5: Referee Contact
Once you have submitted you application on or before January 26, the following things occur:
1) Rank the Opportunities: You will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to rank the top 3 SUDS research opportunity choices. The deadline to rank your opportunities is also January 26, 2023.
2) Reference Form: The Referee indicated on the tab “Referee Contact” will receive an email requesting that they log into Good Grants to fill out the reference form. The deadline to fill out the reference form is February 2, 2023.
The academic referee will fill in a reference form with three questions as below:
And each question should be in approximately 150 words (no more than 200 words)
3) Demographic Survey: You will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to a Demographic Survey. When filling it out you have the option to select “Prefer not to answer” for all questions. The deadline to fill out the demographic survey is February 2, 2023.
Once all the components of your application are complete – application, ranking of opportunities, demographic survey, and your referee submission, the DSI office will review student applications for completeness, eligibility, matching of skill set, and will forward student applications to the supervisor for selection and approval.
All SUDS Scholars are warmly invited to participate in the SUDS cohort programming. See the 2022 program as an example.
You may also be interested in the Urban Data Science Corps Summer (UDSC) Internships offered by the School of Cities.